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Amazon has 64GB Samsung EVO Select Class 10 UHS-I U3 MicroSDXC Memory Card (MB-ME64GA/AM) w/ Adapter on sale for $19.99. Shipping is free w/ Prime or on $25+ orders. Thanks brisar

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  • Read Speed: 100 MB/s
  • Write Speed: 60 MB/s
  • Suitable for up to 4K Ultra HD video recording
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Another thing to keep in mind is that these cards have wear leveling. That means under repeated read/write cycles, they try to spread the writes out over all the sectors to prevent certain blocks from wearing out prematurely (this is handled by the memory controller on the card). They are only rated for so many cycles. After that, they will start to fail. Granted this cycle is quite high and for most people it is a non-issue.

So, if you are concerned about this, the higher capacity cards may in actuality give you extended life. Since you have more sectors to write across, it will take longer for each sector to be written to given the wear leveling. In your case, perhaps a larger capacity card will also mean a longer life.

They also have (or used to have) two different types of flash memory, MLC and TLC. More expensive pro cards used to be made from the type of memory that was less prone to failure (higher write cycles before failure). It has been a while since I've really researched this so I don't know if that is still true. But may be worth a little digging if you are concerned about failiure for something like a dashcam that is always writing and re-writing.
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It depends upon what you need the card for if 60 MB/s is horrible. They sell faster cards but you'll pay more money for the card. Do you have real world experience to show that this card won't achieve 60 MB/s? I own the card and have done several benchmarks to show 60+ MB/s.

Depending upon the device you put the card into, you may or may not achieve this speed. A lot of devices may not have the bandwidth with whatever controller they are using to get this high. Even my USB 2.0 port wouldn't test this card at write speeds that high. I had to plug it into a USB 3.0 adapter and use a 3.0 port on my computer. But when I did this, I consistently achieved 60+ on write and around 95 MB/s on read.

Your comment just seems to lack enough information to legitimately claim this card is too slow.

On a side note, I know amazon has (at least in the past) had a problem with counterfeit cards. The counterfeit cards were notoriously slow and or had capacity issues. So perhaps you are speaking from experience on a counterfeit card.

My job entails me using quite a few different memory cards for different single board computers and I have used quite a few samsung pros, evos, and even some sandisk cards. Never have I had a card that didn't meat the mfg specs for read/write. Nor have I had a card fail on me (knock on wood).
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Thanks. Almost bought yesterday. Glad I waited.
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Curious: isn't the EVO Plus better than Evo Select in term of writing and recording speed??
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Curious: isn't the EVO Plus better than Evo Select in term of writing and recording speed??
EVO Select is an Amazon exclusive, also sourced differently but they should be identical spec-wise
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A $3 discount is SD front page territory?..
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Just bought this card last week for this price. I benchmarked it and was achieving 95 MB/s read and 65 MB/s write speeds (in a USB memory card reader via USB 3.0 port). Not a bad card especially for this price.

The Select line of Samsung cards are just amazons exclusive version. I believe they are all but identical to the Evo Plus line (only they are exclusively sold at amazon).
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Will the speed be affected if you use the adapter in your digital camera?
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Is this card suitable for a dash cam? I had just purchased a 32gb 11.99 card
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Will the speed be affected if you use the adapter in your digital camera?
From what research I have done, they are passive wiring adapters and should have no impact on speed or performance. The only caveat I could see is if the adapter doesn't make a solid connection and it is therefore intermittent or shorting somehow. But I really doubt that would ever be the case. I use my card with the adapter in my Canon T5i without any issues. I recorded a 1080P video for several minutes just to make sure there wouldn't be any problem.

Had I been thinking, I would have run a benchmark with and without the adapter to confirm the speeds but alas I didn't.
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A $3 discount is SD front page territory?..
To some it may. Depends on how desirable the product is, how often it goes on sale, if ever, and of course the needs at that time for the person who is looking at the deal.

Good thing that slickdeals doesn't revolve around you.
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Is this worth it for the switch? I'm not sure if I should buy the 64 or higher..
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Got one from the last deal for my dash cam. Works great. Will probably buy another. Price was $23 the other day off sale.
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From what research I have done, they are passive wiring adapters and should have no impact on speed or performance. The only caveat I could see is if the adapter doesn't make a solid connection and it is therefore intermittent or shorting somehow. But I really doubt that would ever be the case. I use my card with the adapter in my Canon T5i without any issues. I recorded a 1080P video for several minutes just to make sure there wouldn't be any problem.

Had I been thinking, I would have run a benchmark with and without the adapter to confirm the speeds but alas I didn't.
Thanks for the helpful info and repped!
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